Naval Station Norfolk suspends tours of base

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 21:36:17-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Naval Station Norfolk is suspending all public bus tours of the world's largest Navy base to protect Sailors during the ongoing global COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The decision is effective Saturday, March 14 until further notice.

Naval Station Norfolk officials say the decision was made "out of an abundance of caution," adding that so far no Sailors have tested positive for COVID-19.

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The installation is encouraging everyone to follow personal health protective guidance as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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